“Briefs” is a calendar of events listing provided free of charge to churches and non-profit organizations. Items will be published one time only and will be listed in the order in which they occur. Please submit your ‘briefs’ two weeks prior to the event. Fax your information to 304-592-0603 or send via e-mail
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Teen Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (PG-13) – Monday, April 17th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm for teens ages 13-19 – pizza and refreshments provided.• Book Talk: The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell – Wednesday, April 19th at 4 pm • Book signing: Lisa McCombs, WV author of Bombs Bursting in Air – Thursday, April 20th from 4 pm to 6 pm • Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 am for children under the age of three • Contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248 for information or to register.
SHINNSTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EASTER SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30 pm – Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 14 @ 8:00 pm – Good Friday Service
Saturday, April 15 @ 2:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16 @ 7:00 am – Sunrise Service with donuts, fruit, coffee & juice following service.
Sunday, April 16th @ 10:45 am – Easter Worship Service
ANNUAL PICKENS RAMP SUPPER
The Pickens American Legion will be sponsoring the annual Pickens Ramp Supper on Saturday, April 15 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Post 122. Menu includes the following: ramps, ham, fried potatoes, coleslaw, brown beans, applesauce, cornbread, dessert and drinks. Adults $14, children under 12 $5. For info call 304-924-5813 or 304-924-5205.
ROAD TO RESURRECTION
A family event “Road to Resurrection”(families learn and participate in what happened that last week of Jesus’ life) will be offered at the United Methodist Temple, 665 Locust Ave., Clarksburg on Saturday, April 15th at 11 am along with lunch in the fellowship hall.
FAMILY FUN DAY
The First Baptist Church on 70 Rebecca St., Shinnston will be offering FREE lunch, games, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages on Saturday, April 15th at 12:00 pm. For information call 304-592-0232.
GENESIS CENTER ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Genesis Salem Center will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 am. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a bag or basket. There will be an Easter egg coloring contest and refreshments also. Age groups: 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12 year olds. For directions or questions, please call the center at 304-782-3000.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
The Shinnston Area Council of Churches will hold a Good Friday Service at noon on April 14th at Charles St. Christian Church with Pastor Darrell Pierce presiding.
OUR LADY OF PEACE ASSEMBLY 1184 MEETING
Assembly 1184 will hold its regular meeting for all Fourth Degree members on Monday, April 17th beginning with dinner at Raymon’s Restaurant at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:30 pm at the Robert Petitto Hall. Please contact Dave Morris at 304-669-9918 with any questions.
WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING
The Woman’s Club of Shinnston will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 17th at 6:30 pm at the clubhouse on Bridge Street. Please bring a covered dish. For more information call 304-592-1730 or 304-592-0177.
REGION VI WORKFORCE MEETING
Region VI Workforce Development Board Youth Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 19th at 10:30 am at the board office located in the Rose Plaza in White Hall, WV. For more information, contact Amy Hall at 304-368-9530.
CCC HONORS JUBILEE
The Annual Spring Civilian Conservation Corps Honors Jubilee will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Quiet Dell Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend.
CREATIVE PAINTING…AND COOKIES TOO!
The Lowe Public Library will host “Creative Painting…And Cookies Too” for KIDS on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. A $25 pre-registration fee is required – all supplies will be provided (including a 16 x 20 canvas for a painting based on the book “Duck! Rabbit!”). Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Story reading too! To register and for more information, please call 304-629-5003.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 16494 MEETING
Council 16494 will meet at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 20th at All Saints Catholic Church. All members are urged to attend. For more information contact Bob Angotti at 304-641-1425.
ST. ANN’S SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER
St. Ann’s time honored spaghetti & meatball dinner will be held on Sunday, April 23rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Shinnston. Adult meal, $10; Child’s meal $5. Dine-in or take out.
LAS VEGAS NIGHT
Brookdale-Maplewood, Route 50 East of Bridgeport, will hold its 13th Annual Las Vegas Night on Friday, April 28th. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Proceeds benefit Health Access, a United Way Funded Agency. Cost is $30 per person and includes $500 in gaming chips, gourmet buffet, 2 free drink tickets, live dinner music and access to a silent auction. Tickets now available at Brookdale or Health Access. For more information, call 304-622-2708.
DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP
A 13 week DivorceCare support group is being offered at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston. Rev. Craig Blankenship will be the leader of the adult group and Rev. Cindy Boggs will be leading the DivorceCare Kids portion. The group meets every Tuesday at the church at 7 pm. Please call 304-592-0214 for more information.
‘Celebrate Recovery’ meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Shinnston. Everyone is welcome.
NARCONON AVAILABLE TO HELP
Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 1-800-431-1754 or Prescription-abuse.org.
A Christ-centered 12-step program for any hurt, habit or hang-up meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Horizons Church in Lost Creek. Offers childcare (birth to 4 yrs.) and Celebration Station (ages 5-13) and The Landing for older teens. For more information, call 304-745-5090.